Diskpart is a command-line disk partitioning utility included in Windows 2000 and later, replacing its predecessor, fdisk. This utility prevents creating multipartition layout for removable media such as flash drives. It is also used for partitioning internal hard drives.
Diskpart has all the features that you can find in Windows Disk Management. However, you can use it to do more. For experienced users, they can deal with disk management with diskpart.exe easily, but if you are not familiar with the command of diskpart, you can type command “help” to list all the available commands. Below is the available command in Windows Server 2003.
As you can see from the above picture, diskpart can do many things to help manage hard drives, but the operations is a little bit complex. Take assigning drive letter for example, provided you want to assign a drive letter to a specific partition, you will need to enter the following command:
2. list disk;
3. select disk n (the disk number) ;
4. list partition;
5. select partition n (the partition number);
6. assign n (whatever drive letter you want to use);
Note: all these commands are without semicolon.
Actually things would be much easier if you use third party software to do it, no matter the task is to assign drive letter or resize a partition.
MiniTool Partition Wizard Free is developed to manage the hard drives connected to computer, including internal hard drives and external hard drives. With this diskpart command line alternative, users can move/resize partition, convert disk between MBR and GPT, migrate OS to SSD or another HDD, etc. In addition, users can have a preview of what is going t be changed before he click the “Apply” button, avoiding misoperations that may lead to data loss.
MiniTool Partition Wizard can be applied into many operating systems, all the OS applied on personal computers such as Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10. Besides, it offers user-friendly interface to guide users going through all the steps without any confusion. Below is the main interface of this partition management freeware.
we can see from this screenshot that all the features are listed in the left pane and the disk information are listed in the middle pane. So what is the difference that Partition Wizard provides? The answer is in most cases, Partition Wizard can solve problems without deleting partitions or losing data.
For example, if you want to convert a MBR disk to GPT disk by using diskpart.exe, you will have to type a series of commands, delete all the partitions on that disk and then carry out the conversion, but with Partition Wizard Free, only a free clicks can achieve this goal without data loss. (click this post to know more)
For those extraordinary features, MiniTool Partition Wizard can be regarded as the best free diskpart command line alternative. Now you can free download this partition magic and check out its miracle.